ATI's MVP "CrossFire" Will Boost ATI Chipset Sales

Subject: Chipsets | May 26, 2005 - 12:02 PM |
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File this one under, duh.  Digitimes is reporting that when ATI launches their upcoming multi-VPU technology at Computex, the demand for their chipsets that support this technology will increase dramatically.

ATI Technologies, which reportedly is set to roll out its long-anticipated multi-VPU 'Crossfire' technology at the upcoming Computex Taipei, may see a boost in its chipset shipments as well, local motherboard makers predict.


The new multi-VPU Crossfire will be a comparable technol

Source: Digitimes

Foxconn Roadmaps Leak Upcoming Chipset Info

Subject: Chipsets | May 25, 2005 - 09:55 AM |
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I found these roadmaps in my inbox this morning that appear to have come from a Foxconn presentation of some kind. 



First up is the Intel roadmap; we can see that the NVIDIA chipsets are in red, the Intel chipsets in blue and the SiS chipsets are in green.  NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI is shown here as the Q2 2005 product and if you look to Q4 of 2005, you'll see another product called C60G and C60D.  These are very likely the upcoming integrated g

NVIDIA Preps C51 Chipset for K8 with Integrated GPU

Subject: Chipsets | May 10, 2005 - 10:29 AM |
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Digitimes is reporting that NVIDIA is readying its C51 chipset to enter the mainstream segment of the K8 market, both S939 and S754.  Apparently there are going to be two versions of the chip that will have two different graphics cores.  The report also says that NVIDIA may be lowering prices on their SLI chipsets.  If the prices Digitimes claims ATI is going to release their chips for are true, NVIDIA may be in a lot of trouble!

In addition, Nvidia plans to reduce the prices on its current l

Source: Digitimes

Are VIA and ULi Going to Adopt SLI?

Subject: Chipsets | April 27, 2005 - 11:41 AM |
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According to this article at Digitimes, it looks like both VIA and ULi are going to obtain rights to use dual-graphics technology from both ATI and NVIDIA.  You'll remember that PC Perspective was one of the proponents of the SLI technology from NVIDIA being available to other chipset vendors, but at the time, NVIDIA claimed it was all a quality control issue.  Perhaps this shows that it was really a money issue after all?

Taiwan-based chipset makers including VIA Technologies and ULi expect to obt

Source: Digitimes

VIA Announces Chipset Support for Dual Core AMD CPUs

Subject: Chipsets | April 21, 2005 - 10:14 AM |
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VIA is touting their complete support for dual core AMD processors with their K8 line up of chipsets, even though the Opteron was solely launched so far today.


VIA Announces Chipset Support for AMD Dual-Core Technology


Offering comprehensive support for AMD's latest Dual-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors, VIA K8 Series chipsets ensure full compatibility with next generation processing solutions


Taipei, Taiwan, April 21 2005, - VIA Technologies, Inc, a l

NVIDIA SLI Ships 750,000 Units

Subject: Chipsets | April 20, 2005 - 12:24 PM |
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NVIDIA is touting the success of their SLI technology today, boasting sales of 750,000 so far as well as the new SLIzone website

SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 20, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that it has shipped more than 750,000 NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI media and communication processors (MCPs) for the AMD64 market in the past five months.


Additionally, NVIDIA has started shipping its newly-announced NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs desi

nForce4 Intel Edition Review

Subject: Chipsets | April 14, 2005 - 10:29 AM |
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Xbit Labs has finally decided to take the NVIDIA nForce4 Intel Edition chipset for a spin.

Although the performance of the new NVIDIA solution with the DDR2-667 is very attractive, it is not its primary advantage. The major pride of nForce4 SLI (Intel Edition) is its rich functionality.

Source: X-Bit Labs

VIA Releases new Hyperion 4.56 Drivers

Subject: Chipsets | April 12, 2005 - 10:16 AM |
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VIA has released new chipset drivers for in the form of a Hyperion v4.56 release.  Catch them over at VIA Arena.

VIA Hyperion drivers are suitable for any VIA chipset and all Microsoft Windows 32 bit Operating Systems. Please read the information about all VIA chipset driver choices, however, so that you chose the drivers that can best be recommended for your system.

Source: General

NVIDIA Announces nForce4 SLI Intel Edition

Subject: Chipsets | April 5, 2005 - 09:00 AM |
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Here's the official PR on the new Intel-based NVIDIA chipset.  You can read my chipset preview here.

NVIDIA To Re-enter Integrated Graphics Market for AMD

Subject: Chipsets | March 16, 2005 - 10:57 AM |
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It looks like FIC may have spilled some beans at CeBit this year, as they had a motherboard at the booth touting the use of an "NVIDIA C51G" chipset. 

While NVIDIA is tight-lipped over the core-logic code-named C51, some details about the chipset are still available. The C51G is a two-chip value solution for AMD Athlon 64 market.

Source: X-Bit Labs

ATI Launches Industry's Most Powerful DirectX 9 Integrated Chipset for Intel Platforms

Subject: Chipsets | March 11, 2005 - 12:26 PM |
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Today ATI is announcing their new Radeon XPress 200 chipset for the Intel platform.  It isn't going to be aimed at the hgh end enthusiast market like the current Xpress 200 chipset for the Athlon 64 platform is, but some manufacturers may end up going that route.

MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 11, 2005-- ATI Technologies Inc.

NVIDIA Announces Naming of nForce4 SLI Intel Edition

Subject: Chipsets | March 10, 2005 - 08:11 PM |
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Oops, I guess the beans have been spilt.  NVIDIA decided to go ahead and publicly say the new name of the Intel nForce chipset after so many of their vendors had it on display for them!  :)

CEBIT 2005—HANNOVER, GERMANY—MARCH 10, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the Company will preview its upcoming NVIDIA nForce4 core-logic solutions for Intel CPUs which includes support for NVIDIA® SLI™ graphics techn

VIA on the VIA / AMD Relationship

Subject: Chipsets | March 10, 2005 - 08:05 PM |
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VIA Area, a popular destination for VIA support, has published an article look at the relationship between AMD and VIA that existed for quite some time.

In the previous month, March 1997, VIA and AMD had embarked on a closer relationship with the signing of the Chipset Technology Agreement paving the way for VIA to provide premier support for the latest AMD processors. With the launch of the AMD K6 Processor, VIA brought to market the VIA Apollo VP2 and VP3 chipsets.

Source: General

VIA Ships 100 Millionth Chipset for AMD Platform

Subject: Chipsets | February 23, 2005 - 01:44 PM |
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VIA Ships 100 Millionth Chipset for AMD Platform


Long-standing partnership between VIA and AMD achieves historic milestone, looks to the next 100 million with the advancement of technologies on the AMD64 platform and beyond


Taipei, Taiwan, 23 February 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, the leading supplier of core-logic chipsets for AMD (NYSE: AMD) processor platforms, today announced the unique achievement of 100 million core-logic chipsets for AMD Athlon™ processors.

NVIDIA and Intel Announce Cross-License Agreement for nForce!

Subject: Chipsets | November 19, 2004 - 09:27 AM |
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You heard it here first, guys!  I just learned that NVIDIA and Intel have inked a deal to allow NVIDIA to develop chipsets for the Intel platforms.  Here is a link to the PR news on Yahoo.com.  Here's what I can tell you so far, based on the info in the press release and other information I was given.  First, this is a broad cross-license, which means we will be seeing multiple chipsets from NVIDIA's nForce line for Intel's platforms, probably including the high-end markets as well as the integrated grap

ATI Launches the Radeon XPRESS 200 Chipset

Subject: Chipsets | November 8, 2004 - 01:42 PM |
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ATI now makes the third entry into the PCI Express market for AMD-based systems in less than a month.  Now when do we get retail board and graphics cards?  Soon, very soon.  Below I'll link to some other previews of the chipset for comparisons sake, but be sure to read our preview too. 


VIA Announces Adoption of K8T890 chipset

Subject: Chipsets | October 22, 2004 - 10:18 AM |
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VIA Announces Adoption of K8T890 chipset by World's Leading Motherboard Manufacturers


Leading motherboard partners ABIT, ASUS, EPoX, Gigabyte and MSI expected to offer VIA K8T890 based motherboards in mid-Q4, leveraging the unique VIA Flex Express Architecture to deliver platforms on the cutting-edge


Taipei, Taiwan, October 22 2004, - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today a

NVIDIA Releases the nForce4 Chipset

Subject: Chipsets | October 19, 2004 - 09:12 AM |
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Well, here is our second product launch of the day!  Be sure to read my preview of the nForce4 Ultra and SLI chipsets, and THEN you can check out the list of reviews I am starting below.

VIA Announces K8T890, First PCI Express Chipset for the Athlon Processor

Subject: Chipsets | September 24, 2004 - 06:32 AM |
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Be sure to check out my preview of this chipset as well!

VIA Announces K8T890, World's First PCI Express Chipset for the AMD Athlon™ Processor


VIA K8T890 Series chipsets open up the AMD64 processor platform to PCI Express, providing the bandwidth needed for today's most demanding applications and the headroom needed for future growth


Taipei, Taiwan, 24 September 2004, - VIA Tech

Intel 925X Chipset

Subject: Chipsets | July 27, 2004 - 06:01 PM |
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Bit-tech.net lays out a nice informative review on the current Intel 925X chipset.

Source: bit-tech